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11 Great Father's Day Gifts for Hunting Dads

Need some help finding the perfect gift? Game & Fish editors offer their own picks.

11 Great Father's Day Gifts for Hunting Dads

It can be difficult to decide on a great gift for any outdoors enthusiast on any gift list. If the gift-getter is good old Dad, it gets even trickier, because you really want that Father’s Day gift to be perfect. (Father's Day is June 20 this year, btw)


Game & Fish Magazine editors want to help with this list of 11 Father's Day gift ideas for hunting Dads.

Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler

Stanley Classic 64-Ounce Growler

Dad will be able to transport his favorite beverage in fully functional and iconic style with this 64-ounce growler. The extra-large size keeps liquids extra cold for up to 24 hours. Take control with a rugged handle for easier carrying and one-handed pouring. The wide mouth allows for quick filling, sharing, and cleaning. And that satisfying ‘pop’ you hear when you open the steel-lined lid is a sure sign your carbonated beverage is still fresh and bubbly. Offered in three colors: Matte Black, Nightfall and Hammertone Green.

$55 | stanley1913.com


KUIU Pro Pack Kit

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KUIU Pro Pack Kit

Think about all the times you've been a burden to Dad, and get him a pack system that will help him handle his next load. KUIU celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and during the past decade the company has devoted itself to producing tough, lightweight gear that keeps hunters comfortable. Nowhere is this more evident than in KUIU's line of Pro packs. The Pro pack kit includes a bag made from 500-denier Cordura Ripstop material treated with K-DWR for water resistance, carbon-fiber frame with Spread Tow technology for increased rigidity and strength, padded suspension with 4 inches of torso adjustment, and two hip belt pouches. Bags come in capacities of 1,850 to 7,800 cubic inches, and all are interchangeable with the Pro frame and suspension. Each bag includes a 2,500-cubic-inch load sling that enables carrying meat or additional gear outside the pack. Depending on bag size, the Pro pack kit weighs just 4 to 6 pounds. Dad’s a heckuva guy, so maybe he'll let you borrow his new pack. — Adam Heggenstaller

$479-$589 | kuiu.com

DryShod Boots

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DryShod Boots

Let's face it, rubber boots are great for keeping your feet dry. However, they can be cumbersome when working in the yard or while kicking around in camp. The folks at DryShod offer an ankle and mid-height version of their wildly popular rubber hunting boot. These are both waterproof and wonderfully comfortable. Both are great for working around the house, yard or farm. A WIXIT Cool Clad wicking air mesh liner keeps feet dry, all but eliminating sweaty feet. An aggressive premium gum rubber outsole offers a great grip when surfaces get slippery, or the terrain turns unruly. A steel shank offers great arch support no matter the footing. Both are available in men’s sizes 7- through 16. The Sod Buster Mid is available in moss green and the Sod Buster Ankle is available in moss green and black. — Dr. Todd A. Kuhn

$104.95 (ankle); $114.94 (mid) | dryshodusa.com


Camp Chef 4-Piece Carving Set

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Camp Chef 4-Piece Carving Set

Your father may have more knives than he knows what to do with, but we’ll wager he doesn't have a carving set like this. Dad will wow the crowd at the next wild game dinner when he busts out the Camp Chef 4-Piece Carving Set to serve up an expertly reverse-seared backstrap or perfectly roasted whole mallard. Included in the set are a 10-inch chef knife, a santoku knife, a set of grill tongs and a carving fork. All the tools are stainless steel, and the handles are made of attractive pakkawood. A handsome canvas roll case is included. — John Taranto

$72 | campchef.com

MEAT! Grinders (1.5 HP, .5 HP)

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1.5 HP MEAT! Grinder

There's something to be said for processing your own meat. You know exactly where the meat comes from, you know it's been handled with care, and you can do exactly what you want with it. If grinding game meat is anywhere on your agenda, you could scarcely find better grinders than the MEAT! .5 HP and 1.5 HP models. The half-horsepower unit churns out 5.5 pounds of ground meat per minute, while the 1.5 HP grinder generates up to 18 pounds of ground meat in the same time. Both include coarse and fine stainless steel grinding plates and a stainless steel stuffing plate with three stuffing tubes for making sausage. The two grinders also assemble and disassemble easily and are dishwasher safe. — Drew Warden


$349.99 (.5 HP), $599.99 (1.5 HP) | meatyourmaker.com

Bushnell Banner 2

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Bushnell Banner 2

If Dad is more interested in quality and dependability in a riflescope than a bunch of bells and whistles, look no further than the new Banner 2 line from Bushnell. The clarity and low-light performance of these scopes is staggering considering the incredibly reasonable price tag, and their solid construction and quality components ensure many years of service. Configurations include 3–9x50, 4–12x40 and 6–18x50. And if Dad isn’t a complete luddite, he'll appreciate the fact that the easy-to-use DOA Quick Ballistic reticle is compatible with the handy Bushnell Ballistics app, which calculates dead-on holds for the aiming dots on the vertical axis based on chambering and load data. — JT

$99.99–$139.99 | bushnell.com

Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder

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Leupold RX-1400i TBR/W Rangefinder

Set Dad up for success when he takes his next shot with this new rangefinder from Leupold. The RX-1400i TBR/W not only calculates the ballistically equivalent range to a target based on angle and user-entered bullet trajectory, but also provides a hold for a 10-mph, 90-degree wind out to 800 yards. The unit, which features 5X magnification, will range deer to 950 yards, trees to 1,200 yards and reflective objects to 1,400 yards with an accuracy of +/- 2 yards.

Bow mode provides angle compensation for archery hunters taking shots from treestands or at targets standing on slopes above them, while Last Target mode ranges the farthest target in the laser’s path to prevent vegetation from giving an incorrect reading. The RX-1400i TBR/W is powered by one CR2 battery that gives up to 3,000 ranges. It weighs 5 ounces and isn't much larger than a deck of playing cards. — AH

$199.99 | leupold.com

GATCO Arkansas Tri-Hone Sharpening System

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GATCO Arkansas Tri-Hone Sharpening System

GATCO's new Arkansas Tri-Hone Sharpening System features a coarse silicon carbide stone, a 100-percent natural Arkansas medium stone, and a 100-percent natural Arkansas fine stone. The three-stone sharpening system mounts on a natural wood triangle for an elevated work surface, making it easy to sharpen outdoor knives, kitchenware, chisels, wood carving instruments, and more. — G&F

$46.25 | bearandsoncutlery.com

BioLite Headlamp 750

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BioLite Headlamp 750

Never again will Dad get lost on his way to the stand or fumble with his phone's flashlight while rummaging through his pack in search of that month-old oatmeal cream pie. As the name suggests, this new rechargeable headlamp from BioLite can pump out up to 750 lumens, or as little as 5. Run times range from 150 hours on low to 7 hours on high. It has dimmable red and white lights, flood and spot modes and rear red lights. The controls are glove-friendly, and the strap is easily adjusted even while being worn for a comfortable, customized fit. — JT

$99.95 | bioliteenergy.com

Norma Ammunition Whitetail

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Norma Ammunition Whitetail

Whitetail fanatics are always looking for quality hunting loads that penetrate well and dump lots of energy into an animal’s vitals. Norma’s new Whitetail line, which offers options in popular deer calibers ranging from .243 Win. to .300 Win. Mag., is poised to do just that. Like many other great deer loads, this uses a soft point bullet. Specifically, Norma's Soft Point features a flat base that provides consistent accuracy and an exposed lead tip with quick-expanding core for deep penetration and rapid expansion at high and low velocities. All loads also utilize Norma’s renowned high quality brass cases. Norma has always had a reputation for developing higher-end, more expensive loads, but these are pretty affordable. — DW

norma-ammunition.com

Game & Fish Subscription

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See what's inside the current issue of Game & Fish Magazine

Dad always has time to give you pointers, and now it's time to return the favor. Give him more advice than he'll get during five seasons at deer camp with a one-year subscription to Game & Fish. Each issue is packed with region-specific info that outlines strategies and techniques for hunting a wide variety of big-game and small-game species, as well as turkeys, waterfowl, upland birds and more, along with where-to-go articles that highlight top destinations. Dad will also stay up to date on the latest guns and gear through reviews, in-the-field tests, and buyers guides that compare features and costs. In addition, each issue delivers information on top hunting opportunities, trends and tactics throughout the U.S. for those fathers who seek adventure outside their local area. — AH

Special price: $8 (includes access to the digital edition) | gafmag.com

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